Robert Lee Hotz, Alicia Patterson Foundation

TITLE: President and Board Member

FOCUS AREAS: Journalism

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PROFILE: Robert Lee Hotz has been the president and a board member of the Alicia Patterson Foundation since December 2013. He is also a science writer at The Wall Street Journal. He has been a distinguished writer in residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University since 2005 and previously worked for the National Association of Science Writers and the Los Angeles Times.

Hotz’s professional bio shares:

Robert Lee Hotz reports on new research and its impact on society. Mr. Hotz has covered science and technology for 35 years.
Mr. Hotz is among America's most respected science journalists. Among his awards, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1986 for his coverage of the legal, moral and social impacts of genetic engineering, and again in 2004 for his coverage of the space shuttle Columbia accident. Mr. Hotz shared in The Los Angeles Times’ 1995 Pulitzer Prize for articles about the Northridge Earthquake.
He is president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funds independent journalism projects around the world. He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers.
He is an elected fellow of the American Association for The Advancement of Science and an honorary life member of The Research Society Sigma Xi.
He has traveled four times to the South Pole under the auspices of the National Science Foundation.
He has received many other honors, including national awards from the National Academies of Science, The Society of Professional Journalists, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The American Geophysical Union, and The American Society, of Civil Engineers.
He holds BA and MA degrees from Tufts University.

Hotz’s LinkedIn summary shares:

Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal where he reports on the universe of science and its impact on society. Mr. Hotz has covered science and technology for 30 years. 

He is president of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funds independent journalism projects around the world, and a distinguished writer in residence at New York University. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; an honorary life member of Sigma Xi, The Research Society; and is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers. 

He is among America's most respected science writers. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1986 for his coverage of genetic engineering issues, which explored the legal, moral and social impacts of biotechnology, and again in 2004 for his coverage of the space shuttle Columbia accident. Mr. Hotz shared in The Los Angeles Times’ 1995 Pulitzer Prize for articles about the Northridge Earthquake. He has received many other honors, including national awards from The Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Geophysical Union.